Reaction to Sanford's trip to Buenos Aires
Here's what people are saying about the South Carolina governor's odd disappearance for seven days
June 24, 2009 5:44PM (UTC)
Gov. Mark Sanford
appeared in Atlanta this morning -- after a trip to South America. His staff had told reporters he was hiking on the Appalachian Trail. Here's a roundup of the reaction to Sanford's bizarre hiatus.
Salon's Mike Madden
tweets: "Ok, I don't know much about hiking, but I do know Buenos Aires. And I'm pretty sure it's not in Appalachia." Time's
Karen Tumulty asks whether Sanford's staff should invest in a dog collar. At Politico, Mike Allen
writes that Sanford "is now not only the butt of jokes but has serious questions to answer about his stewardship of his state’s safety." Talking Point Memo's Josh Marshall
points out that after this morning's press conference, Sanford was whisked away by an aide. Daily Kos'
KagroX on Twitter: "Maybe it was Naked Lying Day in Argentina." Steve Benen at Political Animal
wonders, "Any chance state lawmakers, who don't care for Sanford anyway, may hold hearings and/or consider impeachment?
CNN reports that Sanford was in Buenos Aires because he "wanted to do something exotic." He said he took a long drive along the coast. ABC's The Note blog
questions whether Sanford misled his family about his whereabouts.
Vincent Rossmeier is an editorial assistant at Salon.
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